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    Developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for your Organisation - Thu 26th Feb 2015

    From: 26 February 2015 - 09:00

    To: 26 February 2015 - 12:30

    Venue: Aboriginal Alcohol & Drug Service, Multipurpose Room
    Street: 211 Royal Street
    City: East Perth
    Country: AUSTRALIA
    Bree Van Haeften
    Phone: 9420 7222

    About this course:

    A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is an opportunity to turn good intentions into real actions within your sphere of influence.  A RAP is a practical way to set out your organisation’s aspirational goals towards Aboriginal reconciliation and greater equality.  This half day training will introduce you to the RAP program championed by Reconciliation Australia, give you examples of inspiring corporate and community service RAP’s and provide suggestions for making a RAP plan happen in your organisation

    This course is  ideal for those that are Executive staff, Board members or those involved in a RAP.  Those interested in Reconciliation are also welcome.      

    Please note: This course assumes participants have Aboriginal Cultural awareness training or equivalent.  WACOSS offers a course called "Communicating and Connecting with Aboriginal Clients".  

    Learning Outcomes:

    At the end of the training and participants will be able to:
    1. Recognise the benefits of your organisations commitment to Reconciliation and  a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for  the purpose of working towards Aboriginal  reconciliation and Closing the Gap targets.
    2. Identify the type of RAP plan appropriate for your organisation and how to develop and implement involving board, management and staff.
    3. Discuss key principles and strategies for engaging and developing purposeful and positive relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations.

    Course Content:

    • Background to Aboriginal Reconciliation and Closing the Gap framework
    • Outline what is a  RAP and its benefits for your organisation and the community and clients you serve
    • Examples of RAP in corporate and community service organisations and the outcomes achieved
    • Types of RAP from  R.I.S.E options (Reflect, Innovation, Stretch, Elevate)
    • How to develop a RAP and suggested role of the Board and management and staff
    • Strategies for implementing and reporting on RAP progress - including who is responsible for implementation and progress reporting
    • Ideas for communicating and celebrating Reconciliation achievements
    • Suggestion for building relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations
    • Useful resources and how RA and RWA can support you and your RAP

    About the Presenters:

    This training will be delivered by the James Back, the Executive officer of Reconciliation WA and Kim Bridges an Aboriginal elder experienced in working in reconciliation.

    What is Reconciliation?

    Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.  Reconciliation Australia (RA) is a not-for-profit organisation for the purpose of promoting reconciliation.  RA’s vision for ‘everyone to wake to a reconciled, just and equitable Australia with an aim to inspire and enable all Australians with an aim to inspire enable all Australians to contribute to reconciliation and break down stereotypes and discrimination’.  Reconciliation WA champions this in WA.

    What is Closing the Gap?

    Closing the Gap is a long-term, ambitious framework that builds on the foundation of respect and unity provided by the 2008 National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and agreed to by the Coalition of Australian Governments in 2008. It acknowledges that improving opportunities for Indigenous Australians requires intensive and sustained effort from all levels of government, as well as the private and not-for-profit sectors, communities and individuals.

    Want In-house Training?

    If you would like to have us deliver this course for your organisation or community, please contact or call 9420 7222 for more information and or a customised quote.

    Registration Information:

    When Registering Others:

    Please make sure you have the correct email, mobile phone number, spelling of participant’s name and position title of those you are registering.  
    Registrants will receive a Reminder Notice via email, usually one week before the event date. This will include date, time, venue, trainer’s name, and details of what to bring, and notice of any changes, such as venue.  Participants will also receive a certificate of attendance for training courses, either at or after the event.

    Vouchers, credit note, discounts or subsidised places:

    To ensure you do not get charged the full fee, when filling out the registration form  enter in the “Comment” box whether you have a voucher, discount or subsidised place.  Include the fee you expect to be charged (if any); and include any details you have been instructed to include e.g. the voucher number.  You will not be able to use the credit card payment option.  
    When your registration is completed, the confirmation notice will have the full price of the event however don’t pay this amount.  

    Payment & Invoices:

    Payment is expected before the training with the following options:

    a) Credit card. Where you can pay on-line, when you register.
    b) EFT. Internet bank transfer. WACOSS account details are:
    BSB 633000 Account No: 133929075.  Please include in the Bank Reference, the WACOSS Transaction Number. (e.g. WACOSS:3913)
    c) Invoice. Please send cheques to: WACOSS, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth 6005.

    For more information about registering click here